Friday, June 15, 2018

Magic History Contest June-Follow Up


We have a winner for the June Magic History Contest. The question was:
"What magician had a nickname on the West Coast and a nickname on the East Coast which were spelled the same but pronounced differently?"

And the answer was Dai Vernon, some pronounced it 'Day', others pronounced it "Die". The winner has been notified and once I get his address, I'll be dropping his magic history prize in the mail!

The Magic History Contest will be taking a couple months off, however it will resume again in September 2018. Thank you to everyone who has participated!

Next up is a new Houdini article. For me it's one that I wrote months ago, but forgot to post, lol. I'll get it posted this weekend.

 

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Houdini In Congress -1926, One More Story

I left this story out of my articles on Houdini Testifying before Congress, but this newspaper piece that appeared a couple weeks after he died, has a great sentence at the end which changed my mind and now I'm including it. This is from the Abilene Daily Report Nov 15, 1926.

Please note that last line: "Houdini was not merely the greatest magician of all times, but in addition he was a first-rate man." Indeed.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

The Magic Detective Magic History Contest for June 2018


We're back with another Magic History Contest! This one is fairly easy. At least easy for those who have been involved in magic for a while. Good luck!

Question of the Month:
"What magician had a nickname on the West Coast and a nickname on the East Coast which were spelled the same but pronounced differently?"

Contest Rules:


  • Only 1 entry per person
  • To enter: Send me an email, with the subject heading 'June Magic History Contest' to info@carnegiemagic.com    
  • Please include your full name in the email. 
  • You must live in the continental United States
  • I'm going to pick a random name from among all the correct entries to get the winner!
  • No purchase necessary. 
  • Contest Ends Friday June 16th, 2018